There are so many reasons why people choose to get tattoos. Unfortunately, many of those reasons are propelled by emotions. You’re out on the town for the night with some friends. Everyone has a couple of drinks and decides that they should get a tattoo to commemorate the event. The next morning, once the inebriation fades away, reality sets in. You have a permanent tattoo on your arm, your leg, or some other part of your body. Or it could be that you were involved in a romantic relationship with someone you thought you would be with forever. To symbolize the permanence of your relationship, you go out and you get matching tattoos. A few months later, the relationship falls apart, and you are stuck with this tattoo. Thankfully, you can do something about it thanks to PicoSure tattoo removal.

How PicoSure Tattoo Removal Can Help You

PicoSure takes advantage of the latest technology to remove unwanted tattoos. This is done by delivering very short pulses of energy that are activated for a picosecond. These pulses of energy affect the skin around the tattoo. These rapid pulses of energy create a pressure wave that affects the ink and the tattoo without negatively affecting the surrounding tissue.

When the energy from the laser impacts the ink, the ink particles begin to break down into smaller particles that your body can easily eliminate. This means that you will have fewer treatments than you would using other forms of tattoo removal. PicoSure tattoo removal can be used on almost any part of your body and is effective with tattoos of almost any color. This is a welcome bit of news for individuals who have tattoos that are made of lighter colors or tattoos that have fluorescent or neon colors.

Does a Laser Burn Off the Tattoo?

No. This is a common misconception that people have about this form of tattoo removal. The idea is not to burn off the ink. Instead, the PicoSure device slams the treated area with pinpointed energy. The energy causes the materials that make up the ink to quickly heat and then contract. As a result, they break down into smaller pieces.

Many compare the sensation of tattoo removal with that of getting a tattoo. The difference is that this treatment is exceptionally fast. Everything is done to help you be as comfortable as you possibly can be. The number of treatments that you’re going to need to have a tattoo removed will vary.

Are you ready to get started with PicoSure tattoo removal at Smith Facial Plastics? If so, we will be happy to sit down at our office in Gahanna, Ohio with you and discuss what steps can be taken to make your unwanted tattoo a thing of the past. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!